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y separately published work icon Ash Road single work   children's fiction   children's  
Alternative title: Poselok Topoli
Issue Details: First known date: 1965... 1965 Ash Road
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'It's hot, dry and sweaty on Ash Road, where Graham, Harry and Wallace are getting their first taste of independence, camping, just the three of them. When they accidentally light a bushfire no one would have guessed how far it would go. All along Ash Road fathers go off to fight the fires and mothers help in the first aid centres. The children of Prescott are left alone, presumed safe, until it's the fire itself that reaches them. These children are forced to face a major crisis with only each other and the two old men left in their care.

'The best selling Ash Road is an action-packed adventure story, so evocative of rural Australia you can taste the Eucalyptus.' (Publication summary : Text Classics)

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AC: Year 6 (NSW Stage 3)

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Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Literacy

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Notes

  • Ash Road was awarded the Japanese Children's Welfare and Encouragement Award for 1969
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Die Bosbrand
Language: Afrikaans

Works about this Work

Not Under Glass : The Novels of Ivan Southall Jenny Pausacker , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 51 no. 3 1992; (p. 660-669)
Ivan Southall : Wounding and Regeneration Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 233-265)
Growing Up Dennis Hall , 1966 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Books for Boys and Girls , July no. 24 1966; (p. 3-6)
Off and Away : 10 - 13 Years 1966 single work review
— Appears in: New Books for Boys and Girls , March no. 23 1966; (p. 12-20)

— Review of By the Sandhills of Yamboorah Reginald L. Ottley , 1965 single work novel ; Birkin Joan Phipson , 1965 single work children's fiction ; Ash Road Ivan Southall , 1965 single work children's fiction ; Down to Earth Patricia Wrightson , 1965 single work children's fiction
Off and Away : 10 - 13 Years 1966 single work review
— Appears in: New Books for Boys and Girls , March no. 23 1966; (p. 12-20)

— Review of By the Sandhills of Yamboorah Reginald L. Ottley , 1965 single work novel ; Birkin Joan Phipson , 1965 single work children's fiction ; Ash Road Ivan Southall , 1965 single work children's fiction ; Down to Earth Patricia Wrightson , 1965 single work children's fiction
Not Under Glass : The Novels of Ivan Southall Jenny Pausacker , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 51 no. 3 1992; (p. 660-669)
Ivan Southall : Wounding and Regeneration Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 233-265)
Growing Up Dennis Hall , 1966 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Books for Boys and Girls , July no. 24 1966; (p. 3-6)
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